Friday, July 1, 2022

This refreshing smoothie is full of gut healing superfoods that can boost your digestion


by Zoey Sky, Natural News:

Gut health is crucial for proper digestion. If you’re having digestive issues, try drinking a nutritious, gut-healing smoothie that contains superfoods like bananas, papaya, and pineapple. These fresh ingredients can also promote weight loss.

The recipe below is from Kimberly Snyder’s book “Recipes for Your Perfectly Imperfect Life.” Snyder is a nutritionist and the founder of Solluna and the #FeelGoodMovement. She is also a New York Times best-selling author.

Urban Survival vs. Rural Survival: Selco Explains How Even the Best Plans Can Go Horribly Wrong


by Selco, The Organic Prepper:

Urban survival vs. rural survival is a near-constant debate in preparedness circles. Those who live on acreage sometimes scoff at those who live in cities for reasons of business, education, or families. Those who live in the cities feel obligated to defend their choices. The truth of the matter is that there IS no perfect plan, and even if you had one, SHTF might have other ideas. In this reality check, Selco explains how even the best survival plans can go horribly wrong when the SHTF. ~ Daisy

What You Need to Know About Militant Groups And How to Prepare for Them


by Sandra Lane, The Organic Prepper:

When the ‘Big One’ happens, whether that’s defined as the mother of all earthquakes, a massive volcano, a nuclear war, EMP, World War III, the next Revolution, or an invasion of the country, the Rule of Law will be threatened. The Rule of Law, loosely defined, is summed up as ‘individuals, persons and government shall submit to, obey and be regulated by law, and not arbitrary action by an individual or a group of individuals.’ Obviously, without Rule of Law, anything goes. That’s when various peoples step into action with an agenda, and sometimes nefarious goals. For a plethora of reasons, these people already exist and are already grouped up, unified, and practicing. This is not a joke, nor is it meant to be political.

As Perfect Storm, Manufactured By The Globalists, Hits America’s Supply Chain, One Store Manager Warns: ‘Get It While You Can, Cause It’s Not Going To Be There Next Week, I Guarantee You’

by Susan Duclos, All News Pipeline:

When we first heard the chatter about the probability that Americans would have issues finding what they want and need for Christmas shopping, it was easy to first think “Well, Christmas has been so commercialized with less and less people celebrating the birth of Christ, and more overly concerned with what gifts they are getting, maybe this is a blessing in disguise.”

I still think the holiday has in fact become too commercialized, but understand that for many, the presents are simply part of their celebration of the birth of Christ.

As more and more warnings came about the number of items that won’t be on the shelves or just a limited supply would be available, whether from supply chain issues, or shortages of the parts needed to manufacture certain products, or labor shortages, and let’s not forget the inflation, we realize that for many, Christmas was going to be hard in 2021.

Looting and arson have turned some black neighborhoods into food deserts

by Isabelle Z., Natural News:

Some of the poorest urban areas of the country have been especially hard hit by the rioting and looting that have been taking place lately – supposedly in the name of protesting against racism – and now the very people who movements like Black Lives Matter claim to care about so much are left without a way to feed themselves in some cases.

In a video taken in an undisclosed location, a woman can be seen walking through a neighborhood grocery store left in tatters seeking milk for her kids. She said, “Every grocery store looks like this” in her area, with empty shelves and debris strewn all over the floor.

Every Prepper Should Have Multiple Bug-Out Bags. Here’s Why.


by Jeremiah Johnson, Ready Nutrition:

ReadyNutrition Guys and Gals, we have covered the “Go” Bag, aka the “Bugout” Bag on numerous occasions.  We’re going to cover three areas: Duplication, Synchronization, and Maintenance.  This is to promote efficiency, and also to allow for recovery and use if one of the bags or more is compromised.  Let’s get started.

The word for the day is Redundancy.  This word is usually something that connotates a “boring” or “mindless” repetition, almost in a drone-like fashion.  In this case, that definition does not suffice.  Redundancy in our usage is the repetition to promote a good follow-through in the event of seizure/theft of your goods so that you have a backup plan and can continue to march.  You want to put together as many bags as are in as many locales as you frequent in the course of the day.  Here are some locations, for starters:

  1. Your home
  2. Your vehicle
  3. Your workplace

Surely this can be added to, but the logic is in these examples.  If you are in your home, and disaster strikes and your vehicle is stolen…you have a bag in your home.  If you are at work, and the vehicle is stolen, you should have a bag at work.  The key is to make them light enough so that you can strap them together (bungees or cargo straps) and take both bags without killing yourself.

We have already covered lists ad infinitum, so we’re just going to mention the bullets, beans, band-aids (the 3 “B’s”that need to be in your bags.  Let’s jump into the terms.

Duplication: this means that your bags need to be the same…John Smith’s bag in his car, home, and vehicle need to contain the same things…and all of these things in the same location with an inventory sheet for each bag (as covered in other articles).  John Smith will then know (overall) what he has, and that he has one bag with each of those items at home, in his vehicle, and in his workplace.

Synchronization: this means to keep the bags as “uniform” as possible for all the family members.  The same amounts of food, water purification gear, and so forth.  Differences will arrive with regard to ammunition.  Mr. Smith may carry a Desert Eagle .44 Magnum pistol, where Mrs. Smith may carry a Ruger SP-101 in .357 Magnum.  Guess what?  There needs to be a box of Mrs. Smith’s ammo in Mr. Smith’s bags, and vice-versa.  Similar gear packed in a similar manner other than that.  What will this do?  Promote effectiveness.  Mrs. Smith then knows that if all her bags are compromised, she can use one of Mr. Smith’s bags and be familiar with its contents.

Maintenance: well, this goes beyond just simple cleaning maintenance.  This is also a maintenance of familiarization.  What this entails is unpacking the bags, checking the contents for accountability and serviceability, and then repacking them.  Sound boring?  It is, but the alternative is to be unfamiliar with your equipment and then fumble around with it in the dark…only to find that it is incomplete.  You need to be able to take the bag apart in the dark, in less than ideal conditions.  So many people have all of the ducats to spend on beaucoup equipment…and then they just set it off in a shed or a corner, and ignore it for years at a time.  That’s not the way, except the way to fail.  You should practice all of this at least once a week for a few hours at a time until you are proficient with all of the equipment and locations.

Preparing is not just a bunch of supplies.  It is a posture.  It is a state of mind and one that you have to be continuously on your toes and on your game.  By doing these things with your bags, you reduce the chances of failure when you have to perform.  You also reduce the risks of losing your supplies to marauders (usually your friendly neighbors on Sesame Street) and other assorted creeps.  Use these techniques to increase your efficiency and better your performance, making you readier on the day the “S” hits the fan. 

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Eat Mangoes For Gut Health Study Reveals


by Mae Chan, The Sleuth Journal:

Next time you suffer from constipation, you may want to consider grabbing a mango instead of reaching for a fiber supplement, suggests a new Texas A & M University pilot study published in the peer-reviewed journal Molecular Nutrition and Food Research.

Mangoes may very well be the king of all fruits. They fight cancer, alkalize the body, aid in weight loss, regulate diabetes, help digestion, clean your skin, and make the perfect snack.

How to Use Super Glue for First Aid


by Chuck Hudson, The Organic Prepper:

The last time we visited I wrote an article for Daisy about my different first aid kits that I created built on my experience as an Army medic. And she let me know an important item I forgot.

How to use some of the less common items.

There are a lot of items in the kits. Not all may be things everyone is used to. So Daisy asked me to do a series of articles that cover:

  • When do you need to use this item?
  • How do you use this item?
  • What are some warnings about using this item?

City Size & Structure Can Influence Influenza Epidemics, Scientists Say


by Sara Tipton, Ready Nutrition:

New research is suggesting that the size and structure of the city you live in has the possibility of influencing epidemics.  With flu season upon us, and everyone lining up to get the flu shot, researchers are saying an outbreak may be less in our control than we originally thought.

But just how does your city’s structure impact an epidemic?

Regardless of whether flu cases rise to a wintertime peak or plateau from fall to spring, new research suggests that the size of a city itself influences the contours of its flu season according to Science News.  Larger cities with higher levels of crowding were associated with a steady accumulation of influenza cases throughout a flu season. Smaller cities with less crowding tended to have a flu season with a more intense surge in winter, researchers report in the October 5 publication.

The science behind curcumin’s healing properties


by Tracey Watson, Natural News:

Turmeric’s long history as a culinary spice dates all the way back to 2,500 years before Christ. This bright yellow, strongly flavored spice has also been used since at least 500 B.C.E. as an essential part of Ayurvedic medicine in India – and no wonder, since curcumin, the substance which gives the spice its bright color, has been found to provide amazing anti-inflammatory properties, all while lowering cholesterol and preventing heart disease.

Management by Objective for TEOTWAWKI Planning – Part 1

by 3AD Scout, Survival Blog:

Many Preppers plan on being what is referred to as “lone wolves”. That is, they plan on tackling the apocalypse all by themselves without the help of others. Other Preppers have formed some type of group. These groups can be made up of extended family, friends, neighbors or any combination thereof. History has shown us that humans are social beings in that we bond together to work together and form communities. Based on that history, one can surmise that when society ends as we know it, new organizations will be formed. What once was a group made up of your immediate family, your brothers’ family and a few cousins and their families will morph into a larger group as people with knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) that are needed or wanted by your group are added.